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Award-Winning Custom Car Builders


We Put or Decades of Experience Into Every Build

Awards & Recognition

Rowe’s Rod & Custom has appeared in cars shows from coast to coast collecting awards and trophies for Best Paint, To Best of Show Honors. Contact Rowe’s to build your showstopper.

2024 Cleveland Piston Power Show

  • 1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351
    • 1st in Class ~ Restored 1968-1972
    • Outstanding Restored

2023 Cleveland Piston Power Show

  • 1968 Mercury Cougar XR7-G – Best Restored
  • 1978 Ford Mustang “King Coyote” – Best Street Machine

2023 Detroit AutoRama

1978 Ford Mustang “King Coyote” – Ridler Award Finalist “Great 8”

2022 Cleveland Piston Power Show

  • 1961 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz – Best Restored
  • 1966 Ford F100 Pick Up – Best Truck
  • 1970 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – Best Pro-Touring

2020 Detroit AutoRama

  • 1966 Ford F100 Pick Up Ridler Award Finalist “Great 8”
  • 1970 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 1st in Class, Pro-Touring
  • 1964 Dodge 440 Steel Nose Race Hemi 1st in Class

2019 MCACN

  • 1964 Dodge 440 Steel Nose Race Hemi Concours Gold Certified
  • 1963 Dodge 440 Max Wedge Concours Gold Certified
  • 1971 Plymouth Cuda Concours Silver Certified

2019 Cleveland Piston Power Show

  • 1960 Ford Country Squire Wagon Outstanding Full/Radical/Handbuilt Custom, 1st in Class, and Outstanding Display
  • 1969 Mercury Cougar Best Pro-Touring Street Machine, 1st in Class, and Outstanding Display

2019 Detroit Autorama

  • 1960 Ford Country Squire Best Pro-Touring Street Machine, 1st in Class, and Outstanding Display
  • 1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator Outstanding Interior 

2018 Muscle Car and Corvette National "MCACN"

  • 1967 Charger Concours Gold Certified
  • 1967 Plymouth Hemi GTX Concours Gold Certified
  • 1964 Dodge 2 Door Hardtop Street Stock Modified Blue Ribbon

2018 Detroit AutoRama

  • 1st in Class – 1970 AMC Rebel Machine
  • 2nd in Class – 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Convertible
  • 3rd in Class – 1967 GTX

2018 IX Center Piston Power Show

  • Best Restored and 1st in Class – 1967 GTX
  • Outstanding Restored and 1st in Class – 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Convertible
  • Outstanding Engine and 1st in Class – 1970 AMC Rebel Machine
  • 1st in Class – 2001 Dodge 2500 4×4 Race Truck
  • 1st  in Class – 2000 Chevy S10, Track Competition

East Coast Indoor Nationals, Tinomium Maryland

  • Best Modified Truck – 1951 Custom Chevy PickUp
  • Best Display – 1951 Custom Chevy PickUp
  • Outstanding Undercarriage – 1964 440 2 Door Hard Top

Blue Suede Cruise, Summit Motor Speedway

  • Vendor’s Choice – 1951 Custom Chevy PickUp

Look For Us At Shows All Across The United States


  • Joe and his team exceeded my expectations ten-fold, I am very proud of my'Cuda after their transformation. They breathed life back into her with a new chassis and driveline and a fresh coat of paint. Its always been a nice car, now it's a showstopper!

    Les Lehman
    Les Lehman 1970 'Cuda Owner
  • Many thanks to Joe, Paul, Kathy, and the rest of the employees at Rowe's Rod and Custom. I could not believe all the knowledge that people that work there have. I didn't even know what all I wanted other than to be comfortable in my 49 F1 Ford, Joe and his people knew. From front suspensions to rear end. Shocks were added, rear disc brakes installed and posi rear end. Their knowledge is unmatched. As far as I am concerned they can do it all. If you have a classic car or an antique and need anything done to it Give Joe a call and stop by for a visit. ~Al Palmer

2776 ALBRECHT AVE. • AKRON, OHIO 44312 |234.571.9975

2020 Detroit AutoRama

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